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WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" have given rise to the world's largest and most enduring Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. A year after the outbreak claimed its first victim in a small farming village in Guinea, the United Nations health organization released a 14-paper assessment this week of the continuing struggle to eradicate Ebola in West Africa. Three of the world's poorest nations make up the epidemic's "hot zone," and of those, only Liberia shows signs that it "was getting an upper hand on the virus," the WHO said. In neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea, community...

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